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Uberphonics / Bio

Since the spring of 2006, several improvised jam sessions would cultivate what has become one of Nashville’s most innovative and eclectic musical acts. Uberphonics is an improvisational collective based around an established Groove. From the beginning, Uberphonics set out to create an experience that would absorb the listener, and needed a name to exemplify this. The name "Uberphonics" is a combination of words that means "a superlative example of the science of sound, or vibrations." And so, Uberphonics was born. The current trio (Matt Jaggers - guitar; Griffin Christe - drums; Stephen Hopkins - bass) borrow elements from Jam, Jazz, Funk, and Rock, dubbing their sound "Psychedelic Junk-Jazz.” Priding themselves on the live performance, the trio believes in the idea that every performance be unique and the audience can feed off the energy created by “playing in the moment.”

The release of their debut album in 2008 garnered Uberphonics local and regional attention, being chosen as the Nashville Scene’s Critic's Pick, as well as being featured as a "Band On The Rise” in Relix magazine. The 10-track set is a concept album, but not by traditional standards. Instead the trio strive to absorb the listener into an exploration of complete musical thought.

After playing hundreds of club-dates and festivals (including Memphis in May, Murfreesboro Jazzfest, and Festively Local), Uberphonics returned to the studio in summer of 2010. This time around they brought in Grammy award nominee Johnny Neel to produce. Neel is recognized in the music world for his work with the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, and now with his own band. With most of Uberphonics' influences stemming from a time before the digital age, the band recorded straight to tape and released an Lp showcasing an album blend of their conservationalistic music approach.

Currently, Uberphonics is saturating Nashville and beyond with their soulful, conversational blend of "Psychedelic Junk-Jazz". So grab yourself a towel, ‘cause its gonna be a filthy trip.

General Info

Band Members
Matt Jaggers - Guitar; Russ Garner - Drums, Stephen Hopkins - Bass
Artist Name
Profile Page
Rock / "Junk-Jazz" / Jazz, rock

Contact Info

Mount Juliet, TN

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